A chance meeting with Caloundra writer and artist Peter Rowe inspired filmmaker Tony Bryant to create this story about a man who has overcome numerous challenges to do what he always wanted - to communicate with other people.
Zoe became an audiologist because she wanted to let children with hearing loss know that they can participate in everything a hearing person can.
ABC Open presents a collection of the best stories from around regional Australia, made by people who live there.
Glenda Scrase is the Principal at St. Francis Primary School in Hughenden, Queensland. Glenda is young, she wears bright dresses and designer shoes and her top priority is making the school a happy place.
Mount Isa sporting fans would recognise Phil Makkai as "The guy on the gate; the bloke with the cheeky grin'. Phil has overcome a serious brain injury and is making the most of his second chance at life.
Imagine doing a job that involves feeding hungry crocodiles and handling some of the world's deadliest snakes. It's all in a day's work for park ranger Robbie Basham from far north Queensland.
John Riddell's workspace is dimly lit and smells of popcorn. Welcome to a day in the life of a cinema projectionist.
Rob Chapman spends his days driving books and magazines all over the Riverina, in a semi-trailer that acts as the region's mobile library. For Rob, it's a job that combines two things he loves, driving and reading.
Alice Cadwell shows us how she juggles running a community circus and being a mum, as we go behind the scenes during performance day for Spaghetti Circus. Alice says "sometimes it's tricky to keep all the balls in the air".
After the witch derailed Sophie's plans, thrusting her into Howl's childhood, Sophie finds Howl and returns to Calcifer, Turnip Head and Marko. Howl is given back his heart and Calcifer is given his freedom. Turnip Head saves them from near peril and turns back into the prince. Sophie and Howl fall in love and the Witch of the Waste tells the prince to return to the palace and end this unreasonable war. Calcifer returns to the family.
As the ongoing war ravages the village, the townsfolk evacuate and Sophie attempts to keep the castle and shop safe. Howl endeavours to face the war head-on and protect the ones he loves.
Howl returns to the castle transformed and welcomes the new family members, the Witch of the Waste and Suliman's dog. They move house to evade Madame Suliman. Sophie recognises the new location as her hometown and even her old hatter. Howl gives Sophie a present, a portal into an untouched landscape. Sophie's spell is temporarily lifted. The scene explores human transformation, human industry, love and the need to protect the natural world.
Howl arrives at the palace disguised as the King of Ingary. Madame Suliman is not fooled and tries to trick Howl into battle. Howl almost succumbs but Sophie warns against it. They escape, taking the transformed Witch of the Waste and Suliman's tiny dog with them. Howl entrusts Sophie to fly the mismatched group home. All she has to do is follow her heart and Calcifer will guide her.
Sophie goes to the Royal Palace in lieu of Howl due to his fear of the Witch of the Waste's adoration and the evil Madame Suliman. At the palace, the Witch of the Waste is faced with climbing the royal stairs. Sophie encourages her after noticing the witch struggling. In the palace, Sophie learns of Madame Suliman's ulterior motives and, showing compassion, stands up for Howl's integrity. The spell is momentarily broken.
Sophie walks onto the top floor balcony with Marko (Marukuru) where they discover Turnip Head stuck in the metal pipes that encase the house. After freeing him again they park near the river. Turnip helps them with the choirs and Sophie expresses her gratitude that Turnip Head lead her to the castle.
Howl returns home to find Sophie cooking breakfast. Impressed that she has tamed Calcifer, he accepts her story as the new cleaning lady. During breakfast Sophie discovers a curse from the Witch of the Waste in her pocket, Howl absorbs it and excuses himself. He instructs Calcifer to move the castle and heat his bath. Calcifer complains of the energy it requires. Sophie gets to work cleaning and compliments Calcifer on his fine job powering the steam engine.
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